LORD adds fly-by-wire products to its U.S. repair capabilities in support of Airbus

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 12:52

LORD adds fly-by-wire products to its U.S. repair capabilities in support of Airbus

LORD Corporation has announced the addition of Fly-by-Wire (FbW) aftermarket repair capabilities at its Cambridge Springs, Pa. facility in an effort to expand aftermarket support for long-time client Airbus.

“Having LORD FbW products repaired at a LORD repair station allows us to provide the turnaround times that customers expect because we are the original component manufacturers,” said Mike Penfield, Cambridge Springs Manufacturing Engineer. “This enables us the control to ultimately improve customer satisfaction.”

The repair station, ready to operate, is equipped to handle cockpit equipment used on the Airbus fleet. Starting with three part numbers this summer, the station will expand to support more than 50 part numbers in 2019. FAA Certification is expected June 23.
According to Penfield, the Cambridge Springs facility was ideal to meet this market need because of its history of both producing and repairing LORD Electromechanical Systems.

“The Cambridge Springs team is well-suited with its skillset, experience and enthusiasm,” said Patty Foote, Manager of LORD Aerospace and Defense Product Support Engineering. “The team has a proven track record during the last 10 years of using in-house technical capabilities to deliver on complicated and important initiatives.”

Frederic Ponchon, LORD Fly-by-Wire Sales Director, noted that “the addition of a LORD FbW repair station in the United States will improve LORD Corporation’s service to airline and MRO customers for repair of cockpit control parts used in Airbus aircraft.”

In addition, SATAIR, a leading global provider of aftermarket services and solutions for the civil aerospace industry, has been selected to provide Airbus AOG support services for LORD FbW parts

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 12:52